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Teresa Ann Proper Ries, 57, of Savannah, Georgia and wife of Charles “Chuck” Alan Ries, Jr., died Friday afternoon, July 22, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Jack Barnard Proper and the late Janice Marie Arnold Proper. Teresa was a member of Compassion Christian Church – East Campus. She was an Avon representative for 29 years. Teresa worked tirelessly as a volunteer with Abilities Unlimited transporting and attending countless activities.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Charles “Chuck” Alan Ries, Jr.; two sons, Charles “Chuckie” Ries and Nicholas “Nick” Ries; two sisters, Beckie (Jeff) Hilderbrand and Jackie (David) Dyal; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2022, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2022, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Drew Humphreys.

You are invited to attend the service via Zoom by clicking here.

Meeting ID: 890 0452 8238

Passcode: 683583

Online Condolences

  1. Beckie says:

    She is my little sister and my first best friend. I have loved her, her whole entire life. I even helped name her. She loved me, my husband and my girls with a fierce love. I don’t even know how to live in a world without her. I love you bug and can’t wait to see you in heaven.

  2. Lita Clary says:

    Sweet, sweet Teresa a loyal friend for 22 years. So kind and courageous. I will certainly miss her and wish her much peace.

  3. Ellen Proper Brown says:

    We are so so sorry to hear of our sweet cousin Teresa’s passing. She was such a dedicated Mother and always had a sense of humor. Rest In Peace. Prayers for your family.

  4. Wanda Burnsed says:

    Beckie, So very sorry about your sister. Sisters have a special place in your heart. You have to hang on to those memories and the hope of heaven.
    Condolences to you, your family, to her friends and church family. I’m so glad you have the comfort she is with Jesus.

  5. Irene F Bell says:

    Shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Teresa! Praying for you and please know that we love you. Let us know if we can do anything to help. Love and prayers, Tom & Renie

  6. Pennie Lightroot says:

    Abilities Unlimited has loss of favorite “nurse!” Teresa always made sure that our Special Olympics athletes got there medications on time on our out of town trips. She was a mom to many and will be sorely missed. Prayers for the entire family!

  7. Les Deloach says:

    To sweet Nick & Becky..:.. yes, Nick, your life wife will be empty for a while…but U promise you, your mother is right beside you in spirit , every moment…and, one day you will be joined at the feet of Jesus. And, to you dear Becky, your beautiful memories are priceless & never will be forgotten. you are so blessed to have shared your sister’s life… i always wanted a sister, so I share in your joy!

  8. Debra South says:

    Beckie, I am SO very sorry for the loss of your sister, heaven gained my Mom, Dad and brother, plus my son Jonathan are waiting my arrival.. hopefully a long time from now,…, I know how hard it must be however, knowing without a doubt you will see them again hopefully is some sort of solitude…✝️♥️

  9. Jennifer Cowart says:

    My heart goes out to this family . Such a very sweet and caring lady. So sorry for the loss.

  10. Cliff & Donna Rash says:

    Beckie, We love you and want you to know that we are praying for you and your family during this time of bereavement. Sending hugs your way as you grieve the loss of your precious Sister Teresa. may God’s Peace and Comfort be with your whole family. ❤️

  11. Pat campbell says:

    Becky and family, my heart go out to you. May our Lord comfort your heart and give His peace that we don’t understand during these hard times. Sincerely,

  12. Heidi Krapf says:

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Lee Blackledge says:

    My family’s thoughts and prayers are extended to you my friend during these trying times. Teresa was a wonderful woman and a great mother. Sorry for your loss and if there’s anything we can do for you, please let me know.

  14. Anthony Pate says:

    My condolences & my prayers are with you and your family for comfort through this, Chuck. Find strength in the peace that Teresa suffers no more.

  15. Bill Hollingsworth says:

    My condolences to you and your family. I am sorry for your loss and may she Rest In Peace.

  16. Jorge Hidalgo says:

    Sending my deepest sympathy and caring wishes to you and your family.
    May the memories of Teresa help you find peace and comfort.

  17. Eric ackerman says:

    My Condolences for you and your family .

  18. Dawn McCode-Brooks says:

    The world will not be the same without our beautiful Teresa. Her love, strength, generosity, and courage will be missed. She constantly worried about others as she battled her own challenges, there was no end to her kindness. I love you brother, I’m available when ever you need me.

  19. Patti Woods says:

    Beckie , my heart hurts for you . Sisters hold such a special place in our lives and I know you are heartbroken. May God give you peace, strength and comfort during this time .

  20. Jeff Buchanan says:


    My sincerest condolences to you and your family during this heart breaking time. May peace and comfort find its way to your heart and that of your family. My prayers are with you.

  21. Angela Harris says:

    Chuck , my deepest condolences are with you and your family. I do understand and know you will have some rough days ahead. But please know prayers of comfort are going forward and God will carry you though.

  22. HAAF Family says:

    We are so deeply sadden to hear that your beloved wife has passed. Please hear the words we are not able to speak. Be strong.

    Your Hunter AAF Family

  23. Yvonne Brown says:


    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. I will always remember the laughter we shared during my ride to the airport. Even though she has gone away, you will always have her memories with you and no one can take them away.

    Yvonne Brown

  24. Janet Waters says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. My condolences to you and your entire famiy during this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace in all the wonderful memories that you shared with Teresa. Love ya! Take care of yourself.

  25. Bob n Pam Rice says:

    Be strong in these hard times Chuck….always remember the good times you had together and she will always be with you…

  26. Tami Reed Gates says:

    Such a sweet lady. RIP Teresa.

  27. JoAnne & Roger Fromme says:

    May the strength of the LORD be with you. May his peace bless you and your family. Our deepest condolences and respects.

  28. Kara and Syd Szydlowski says:

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Teresa. May the Lord keep her by his side in heavenly peace, and may the
    Lord wrap you and your family in His healing embrace so that you
    may find the strength and heal in these trying times. Our prayers are with you and your family Chuck.

  29. Marrion(Doc) Johnson says:

    Chuck, we are praying strength for you and your family, know that God makes no mistakes. Know that time will heal all things.

  30. Doris Santiago says:

    Chuck I am sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers. May God grant yyou and your family strength and comfort in knowing she is in God’s loving arms.

  31. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Wilson says:

    Teresa was our Avon rep for many years. She was always so very pleasant and went out of her way for us. Our sincerest sympathies to her family and she will be missed. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and Let perpetual light shine upon her.

  32. Cindy Calhoun says:

    Teresa was my Avon lady for several years and I enjoyed buying from her, even when I moved away from Savannah. Chuck and family, my deepest condolences to you on Teresa’s passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  33. Carol & Bud Nosil says:

    Becky, my heart breaks for the loss of your Sister. Hang on to those precious memories and with the strong hold of our saviors hand, you will survive. Our condolences be with you and your family during this difficult time.

  34. Neal Browning says:

    Chuck, My condolences to you and your family . You and family are in my prayers.

  35. Lisa G McLeod says:

    Dear Beckie and Jeff, I am sorry for your loss. Teresa had such a kind , sweet spirit about her; and a smile to match. May your faith in our Lord’s promises give you strength and peace in the days ahead. Godspeed.

  36. Sherry Riley says:

    Dear Becky, Jeff and extended family, I am so sorry for all of your sorrow. May the God of all comfort be with you in the coming days and may you feel the peace of the Lord as you walk through this,

  37. Tommy & Phyllis Alford says:

    She use to come to Bowling Alley selling Avon what a nice person. Always smiling

  38. Brenda Plummer says:

    There are no words to take away the pain you feel. I am so sorry for the death of your sister. I know how much you loved her and am going to miss her. She will forever live in your heart And memories. May you find comfort in the life you shared and the many happy times you had together. Just know if there is anything you need I’m here if even just to lend an ear. Love you girl. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family ❣️

  39. Herbert Hilderbrand says:

    To Beckie, and Jackie, I loved Teresa. She was always a bright light no matter what life threw at her. I loved being around her . She went through a lot these last few years, but every time I was around her she was friendly, and smiling. She was the kind of person who was positive, and saw good even when there wasn’t any. I will miss her.

  40. Steve Ries says:

    Teresa was such a sweet lady. She will be missed . My condolences to my brother Chuck, my nephews and the.Proper family

  41. Susan Craddock says:

    Teresa was our airport ride person and always prompt and courteous. I enjoyed our conversations. My deepest condolences to the entire family. She was a terrific and caring person who I recommended to many friends. She will definitely be missed.

  42. Regina King Simmons says:

    To the family of Ms Teresa, My mother (Elouise King)both were the Avon Lady’s. I was shocked and saddened by the loss of Ms Teresa. She was truly a sweet and beautiful lady that cared about people. My mother and Ms Teresa shared in may conversation and concerns of their sons with disabilities. I am so sorry for your loss of Ms Teresa. My mother passed 4/11/21. I know in my heart the two Avon Lady’s will be so happy to see each other in heaven. May the Lord bless and keep each one you as only he can. Sincerely,
    Regina King Simmons.

  43. Diane J Reitman says:

    Teresa was such a lovely person. She drove us to and from the airport for years, sometimes at challenging times. We will miss her and our hearts go out to her family.
    Diane & Dan Reitman

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